BURMA: Investigate murder of lawyer Ko Ni, take measures to protect human rights defenders

The Burmese Government must immediately conduct a swift, thorough, and impartial investigation into the murder of Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and member of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, and bring those responsible for his death to justice, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (an FIDH-OMCT partnership) and the Alternative ASEAN Network on […]

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Burma: Protect Civilians in Northern Fighting

(New York) – The Burmese military and ethnic armed groups in northern Burma should commit to protecting civilians and expediting aid in the face of escalating rights abuses and civilian displacement, Human Rights Watch said today. On December 17, 2016, Burmese army forces captured a key stronghold of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) on Gidon mountain in Kachin State. Government […]

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Asean Urged to Address Abuses in Burma, Cambodia

As the foreign ministers of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) move into the final day of their meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and prepare to meet with their “dialogue partners” on July 28-29, Human Rights Watch/Asia is calling on ASEAN to effectively address the serious human rights problems in Burma and Cambodia in order to promote stability in […]

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